Miles Coverdale (manos74) wrote,
Miles Coverdale
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The Wes show was a lot of fun, and I'm glad I went.

It wasn't just JWH himself, but the Love Hall Tryst--i.e., Wes, Kelly Hogan, Nora O'Connor, and...um, the other guy (who, as I look on Google in the other tab, is Brian Lohmann). They all have really good voices, and I strongly suggest you pick up their album if you see it. Particularly if you enjoy old English folk songs from the 18th and 19th centuries.

(Besides, you have to love any performer who, after singing a song about a mason stiffed on his fee who ends up murdering the family of the guy that hired him, says "And that concludes the infanticide portion of our show tonight...")

And all 4 of them looked like they were really having a good time on stage, which is just awesome.

Yesterday and today have been lazing days, mostly, aside from carting more stuff over to the storage unit. Tonight, I think we'll try to get my own computer hooked up and maybe even online (so I won't have to keep bogarting apis_mellifera's iBook to waste time on teh intarweb). And if I can get online, this means a high speed connection--illegally downloaded MP3s, here I come! Suck it, RIAA!

Whilst at Wal-Mart today, I decided to impulse-buy a DVD on sale--namely A Knight's Tale--solely because it has a crapload of actors I really like in it. I suspect that the movie itself will be rather cheesy, but I hear it has Paul Bettany as Chaucer, being compelled to wander naked down the road. Plus it has Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell (who I've liked ever since I saw Dark City--another underrated film, I think, and one I highly recommend to everyone), and Alan Tudyk ("Aagh! Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")

Thinking on Firefly, I must be blunt--what Joss Whedon tried to do with that show, Cowboy Bebop did better, at least in terms of plotting and stories. Bebop strikes me as the Hemingway of the space-Western genre--chopped, terse, minimalist, very little wasted motion or effort. What gives Firefly the edge, though, is its characters. I like the characters in Firefly and how their quirks interact with one another. Granted, you could say the same for Bebop, but since Firefly has the larger cast, there's more of what I like. And, really, you can't compare the two shows very closely, because there are some pretty fundamental differences between them.
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